December 11, 2020
Dear ASD-S Families,
UPDATE: Saint John (Zone 2) Health
Re: Return to Yellow phase
On Friday, the Saint
John Health region, which covers all of ASD-S, returned to the Yellow phase of
recovery. For our staff and students, this means a lessening of the face mask requirements.
Our Yellow phase requirements
are now in place, as follows:
- Students should have 2 clean masks with them every day
- Students in K-5 should wear masks
in common areas when they are outside of their class bubbles inside the
building (e.g. going to the washroom, visiting the resource teacher, going to
the gym or playground, etc.)
- Students in grades
6-12 must use masks in common areas outside of their classes, such as in
the hallways, lockers, lobbies, and stairwells.
- Students should also have masks
on as they approach and board the school buses.
- Students in grades 6-12 will
need to wear masks on the buses.
- Students in grades 9-12 will
practice physical distancing inside and outside of the school, keeping 1 metre
apart in the classroom and 2 metres apart elsewhere.
We wish to remind families that the
provincial COVID-19 response continues to change and evolve. We are committed
to the health and safety of our staff and students and will keep our ASD-S families
up-to-date with any new information we receive. Families can also check the GNB website for the latest COVID-19
Although we have returned to a lessening of
restrictions, it is still important that we remind our students about frequent
hand washing/sanitizing; proper cough/sneeze etiquette; physical distancing; and
monitoring for symptoms. If you or your
child has symptoms, you can visit this
site to do a self-assessment and book a COVID-19 test.
Thank you for your understanding as we work
together to follow the safety guidelines provided to us by Public Health and